A Beginner’s Guide To Sex Swings And Position Enhancers

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Popstress Sia wasn’t wrong when she said she wanted to swing from the chandelier - there’s a lot of fun to be had! But, rather than dangling off those delicate crystal droplets, it might be a good idea to try something a little sturdier, and a little sexier.

Sex swings were once an urban myth of sorts, reserved for those considered perverse in nature, needing to get their kinks off with some probably quite unsafe DIY contraptions. Not anymore, however! And though they might not be lining the aisles of every Bunnings, they’re a lot more commonplace than you’d think.

Every good sex shop or online retailer has a range of different swings and apparatus designed to aid everyday couples get their ultimate orgasm.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of sex swings, but like the sound of ultimate orgasms, keep reading.

What is a sex swing?

A sex swing, as the name might suggest, is a piece of apparatus used to give you that delightful wild and weightless feeling during sexual activities. There are normally two types of swing: one that screws into the ceiling, and one that slips over the frame of the door and is held in place by anchorage.

Much like an actual swing, sex swings are made of sturdy stuff. The design normally included multiple straps that join to an anchoring point at the top. This part will attach to a ceiling hook or stand, or hang over the back of a door to be held in place once it is closed. Often the swings will have padded limb supports for your legs, or ankles, or bottom, or from wherever you intend to swing, and be attached to much tougher nylon straps.

Although they can be expensive, sex swing material are normally very durable and will last the course - and they normally receive rave reviews from couples who have amped up their love life with some zero gravity rooting!

If you’re worried you don’t have a sturdier enough ceiling to hang from, try the Bondage Boutique Over the Door Sex Swing. It hooks over any solid household door and creates reliable support no matter how heated things get.

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If you’re not quite up for a sex swing, there are an array of different position enhancers on the market today that could help you and your partner discover positions you never knew existed. Again, you might not find them in the local hardware store, but this guide should help you find what you’re looking for.

Sex furniture probably isn’t something you’ve heard about much in real life. Once reserved for creative porn sets (ahem), they weren’t something that featured much in day-to-day lovemaking. But, as with the sex swing, they’ve grown in popularity and ubiquity.

Available as cushions, sofas, chairs, bean bags, bolsters, chaises longues, there’s a plethora of pleasure-providing sex furniture to explore, but perhaps the easiest and most inconspicuous is the wedge cushion.

A wedge cushion is an ideal option for those new to sex furniture and position enhancers. It’s a discreet piece that helps couples to achieve positions they might not have been able to attempt before, and they often come with removable, washable covers for easy cleaning. The wedge, like many other enhancers, looks like an inconspicuous bit of house furniture so you don’t have to worry about guests coming round and tripping over your naughty little number.

Lots of sexual apparatus come with additional special features such as arm restraints to add even more swish to your swing. It’s important to consider what features you’d most enjoy and what would work best in your home. And, as with all purchases, it’s a good idea to bear in mind the price. Your intimate areas might want that thousand-dollar sex cushion, but your wallet may not.

Take these things into consideration, and happy shopping!


Anna Lee is a blogger and sex toy expert who writes for Lovehoney Australia. You can see a list of their best-selling products here.

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